SOCO International plc (“SOCO” or the “Company”)

The Company announces that the following documents are available to view and download from the Company's website,

1.    The Annual Report and Accounts 2010
2.    A Shareholder Circular, which includes a Notice of Annual General Meeting

Paper copies of the above two documents are available on request from the Company Secretary at the Company’s registered office at St James’s House, 23 King Street, London SW1Y 6QY.

Paper copies of the above two documents, together with a Form of Proxy, are being mailed to those shareholders having elected to receive paper copies.

In accordance with LR 9.6.1, copies of the above two documents, together with a Form of Proxy, have been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection on the National Storage Mechanism’s website,

The Company’s Annual General Meeting will be held at The Lincoln Centre, 18 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3ED on 23 June 2011 at 10 a.m.

This dissemination announcement is based upon the Company’s announcement of Preliminary Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2010 made on 23 March 2011 with the addition of information required by DTR 6.3 set out below in the Appendix.


SOCO International plc
Roger Cagle, Executive VP, Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 020 7747 2000

Pelham Bell Pottinger
James Henderson
Victoria Geoghegan
Tel: 020 7861 3232

Notes to Editors
SOCO is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, headquartered in London, traded on the London Stock Exchange and a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The Company has interests in Vietnam, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), the Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa) and Angola.


Following the release of the Company’s Preliminary Results for the Year Ended 31 December 2010 made on 23 March 2011 additional information is set out below in accordance with DTR 6.3.

1. Directors’ Responsibility Statement   

Directors’ Responsibility Statement pursuant to DTR 4 prepared in connection with the full annual accounts and Annual Report of the Directors.

The Directors confirm that, to the best of each person’s knowledge:
(a) the financial statements set out on pages 66 to 90, which have been prepared in accordance with applicable United Kingdom law and International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted by the European Union, give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit of the Company and of the Group taken as a whole; and
(b) the management report, which is incorporated into this report, includes a fair review of the development and performance of the business and the position of the Company and the Group taken as a whole, together with a description of the principal risks and uncertainties that they face.

By order of the Board
22 March 2011

Cynthia Cagle
Company Secretary

2. Related Party Transactions
See Note 31 to the financial statement on page 90 of the 2010 Annual Report and Accounts

3. Risks and Uncertainties
See the Financial Review on page 20 and Notes 3 and 4 to the financial statements on pages 74 to 76 of the 2010 Annual Report and Accounts


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